Pan Am Anniversary – 1985

On November 23, 1985, Pan Am Airlines landed a 747 on Midway.  The plane was named the China Clipper II, in celebration of the 50th     anniversary of the first China Clipper flight.  Their original China Clipper flights included overnight stays at Midway Island.

Seats for the anniversary flight sold at more than $5000.  Several celebrities were on-board, including John Travolta, James Michener along with the grandsons of Charles Lindbergh.  I remember we had one of our books signed by James Michener.  The passengers were allowed tour the island.

I had made a home video of Goonies dancing to music and another of segment of Gooney crash landings.  I felt so honored that some had bought my video and later learned that they had played it on the 747’s video system, as they departed from Midway.  I received a letter of ‘Thanks’ from PanAm.

Pan Am Video, by Pan Am

Pan Am Historical Era

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